Trailer Watch: Drag Me to Hell, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Surveillance


Yahoo! Movies has a trio of trailers you might be interested in:

The first trailer of which is for the film being touted as Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi’s return to horror, Drag Me to Hell. Alison Lohman stars as a young, ambitious loan officer, gunning for a promotion when “the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan.” Christine “fatefully” chooses to deny the woman the extension, and, of course — because all Eastern European women over 60 are witches (sarcasm!) — she gets cursed. Despite Justin Long as Lohman’s boyfriend, the film looks utterly devoid of the humor that made the Evil Dead movies great.… and, as a result, you won’t be able to drag me to the theater to see this on May 29. Well, unless the Triple Feature boys make me see it.

Number two! It looks like Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburgh finally found a distributor and will see a super-limited release in NY on March 27th, followed by an LA run in early April. No plans for a wider release, probably because last year’s reviews from Sundance were not particularly kind, but the trailer looked alright to me. The book was really good, anyway, and this seems to capture some of the tone of it.

And, lastly, a new trailer for Boxing Helena director Jennifer Chambers Lynch’s Surveillance is up on the interwebs. The Bill Pullman/Julia Ormond thriller begins its limited release on June 26th (a bit delayed from its intended release last year, but these things happen in the biz).

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 14:47 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: Trailers

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  1. Written by milesperminute
    on 2009-03-12 at 08:02

    ‘the return of true horror’? dunno about that.

    and not all Eastern European women over 60 are witches, just the ones with one glass eye.

  2. Written by Dr. Halpinstein
    on 2009-03-19 at 04:50

    I wasn’t aware Sam Raimi did True horror. Come to think of it I didn’t know there was such a thing as false horror.

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